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Little Metal Foxes

03/30 Hollow Form Jewelry: Lightweight Hoops

03/30 Hollow Form Jewelry: Lightweight Hoops

Regular price $78.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $78.00 USD
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Saturday, March 30, 2024 
10:00 am - 1:00 pm PST

Instructor: Jennifer Stenhouse 

 Let’s learn how to hollow form some earrings! We will introduce synclastic forming techniques, several types of forming blocks, hammers, punches, stakes, and mandrels. You will be introduced to a variety of methods that will allow them to form metals sheet into synclastic forms or jewelry and similar small-scale work.

We will demonstrate a wide variety of hammers and forming tools, with traditional and non-traditional solutions, including ways to create unique ones for the student’s individual needs.

Demonstrations will also include how to use all of the dapping block and swage block grooves to form things like domes, curves, sharp bends, hollow tapers, and tubes. We will also examine several options for shaping mandrels and making a custom-forming hammer. We will introduce you to a technique of synclastic forming to create lightweight hollow hoop earrings.

All Levels.

All classes include the video recording, which you will have access to for 30 days after the class. Zoom link and instructions for joining the call will be emailed 1 day (24 hours) prior to class.

The class supply list is below and contains links to buy the supplies you need.


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